Jetstar launches Singapore - Shantou Flights

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Jetstar has launched flights between Singapore and Shantou Waisha Airport in Chinas Guangdong Province. Jetstar will operate the new route as a three times weekly A320 return service.

Shantou is Jetstar Asias 20th destination and second mainland China service, following the commencement of direct Singapore-Haikou flights (4 times weekly) in the Hainan Province on 16 December 2009.

Jetstar also operates daily Chinese services from Singapore to Hong Kong, Taipei and Macau with all its operations conducted from Terminal One at Singapore Changi Airport.

Jetstar Asia and Valuair CEO Ms Chong Phit Lian said, Our latest low fare services, representing Jetstars 2nd mainland Chinese market, will provide an unprecedented direct flight link for Teochew descendents now based or living in Singapore and the Guangdong Province as well as a convenient low fare flight offering for leisure and business travelers.

Ms Chong was joined on Jetstars inaugural Singapore-Shantou service by members of Singapores Teochew Association along with one lucky couple who were married on board the flight before it started its journey to Shantou.

Rachel Chan and Alvin Lim, both intrepid travelers, exchanged vows in the presence of a Justice of the Peace on board Flight 3K 823, in front of some family members and all inaugural flight passengers.

Jetstars Jetsaver Light one way web fares from Singapore to Shantou start from Sin$208.

Jetstars Singapore-Shantou schedule will operate each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between 1 February 11 March 2010 before reverting from 13 March 2010 with departures each Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.

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